The End of Evangelism

Matthew 5:1-6 (NIV) Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount 5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,...

A Broken Spirit

Psalm 51:1-6 (NIV) For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me,...

Spiritual Vision

John 9:1-2 (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or...

Dealing With Broken Things

Matthew 8:1-4 (NIV) Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy 8 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and...

Independence Day

Exodus 6:1-8 (NIV) 6 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because...

Uncomfortable Service

Proverbs 4:1-8 (NIV) Get Wisdom at Any Cost Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;     pay attention and gain understanding. 2 I give you sound learning,     so do not forsake my...

A Father on His Death Bed

Genesis 50:22-26 (NIV) The Death of Joseph 22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 23 and saw the third generation of...

Led By The Spirit

John W. Smith and his wife Fran live in Payson, Arizona. He has three children and seven grandchildren. He has a BA in English from the U of Michigan,...

The Holy Spirit & Worship

John W. Smith and his wife Fran live in Payson, Arizona. He has three children and seven grandchildren. He has a BA in English from the U of Michigan,...

Uncomfortable Grace

Matthew 15:1-9 (NIV) That Which Defiles 15 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the...

Uncomfortable

Matthew 15:1-9 (NIV) That Which Defiles 15 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the...

Time To Go

Luke 15:11-16 (NIV) The Parable of the Lost Son 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my...

Moms and Kids

1 Kings 1:15-21 (NIV) 15 So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. 16 Bathsheba bowed down, prostrating herself before the king....